Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Music Video

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This footage was shot over a 5 month span in different parts of Arizona. Some of the footage includes some rare events including the snow in Scottsdale this year, snow clouds on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, and the lunar eclipse. It was directed by Freddie Paull, founder of Electric Legend Pictures. Helplessness Blues, the latest album from Fleet Foxes, is available on May 2nd in the UK, and May 3rd in the US. Buy Song: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LL1HM4/ref=nosim?tag=ff1-20 (Affiliate link)

  1. This footage was shot over a 5 month span in different parts of Arizona. Some of the footage includes some rare events including the snow in Scottsdale this year, snow clouds on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, and the lunar eclipse. It was directed by Freddie Paull, founder of Electric Legend Pictures.
  2. Awesome clip mate. It make me feel "saudade", a one of the most complex words of the world.
  3. Still one of the best songs of the year...
  4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Music Video Sometimes it's easy to get lost in the details instead of eyes on the goal. Some songs help with this.
  5. The Christmas Music Calendar: The music video for 6th of December is from Fleet Foxes. "Helplessness Blues" is the title track from their last album that came out earlier this year. Absolutely an amazing song!
  6. #TopAlbums2011 : 2 - Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
  7. Top Ten Albums 2011: *#4 Fleet Foxes; Helplessness Blues* Life has taken over and I am just now getting back to my list... oh well. This album didn't grab my attention right away. I began listening to it in early spring thinking, "Well, this is quite folky. It should be perfect for Springtime weather." But it wasn't. Then Summer came about and I tried again. "This is quite folky. It should be perfect for sunny, warm, Summertime weather," I thought. It wasn't. Then Autumn rolled in. I thought to myself, "Well, since this is so folky it won't work with this gloomy, chilly, frosty morning kind of weather." I was wrong again. Then I remembered the same thing happened with their debut self-titled album. Fleet Foxes, in my opinion, are just perfect for chilly to cold weather. They have perfect melancholy inducing sounds that ease my sleepy mind awake while clutching hot coffee waiting for my car to spew out warmish air while I dodge morning drivers and visualize exactly where my gloves lay on the kitchen counter. I waited all year for this album to catch in my brain. When it finally did, I couldn't stop listening to it. *Sim Sala Bim* is probably my favorite song on the album. It really resonates with me because it showcases the acoustic guitar in the way I tend to play the acoustic guitar: just full out rocking it. Not many bands utilize the acoustic guitar in such a way. Instead the acoustic tends to be relegated to being the instrument of delicacy. "Look, I am a sensitive rockstar because I wrote a song on the acoustic guitar!" I think that is a waste. I love the raw sound of the acoustic guitar in full power. This song delivers that in a way I haven't heard in a while... or at all, maybe. *Helplessness Blues* has fantastic lyrics. Thoughtful, insightful, and inspires a personal interpretation. I mean, it is clear what he is driving at with his lyrics, but the story and specific nuances of the story are left to fill in by the listener. Many different scenarios involving various people from my present, past, and/or future run through my mind as I listen to this song. To me that is great song writing. I often do not pay much attention to lyrics; I attribute that to being a guitarist... I tend to know the guitar riffs inside out and yet can't even sing the chorus. This song, no this album, makes me take heed of the lyrics. *Lorelai* is a great song to sing along to. Plus, my wife got me hooked on the show Gilmore Girls years back and I have liked the name Lorelai ever since. (I am not ashamed of that fact). I also really dig the expansiveness of *The Shrine/An Argument*. I think this song shows how the band has grown over the past few years. I remember reading an article about how Robin Pecknold was just a weird little hippie kid who would sit by himself writing brilliant songs that he would play for no one. I like that thought. Just a little shy nerd savant. I think it is evident in his songwriting that he is an introvert. I feel like I can hear in his music how personal and meaningful his music is to him. However, this song shows him writing a song for a band rather than for himself. The acoustic guitar and voice alone can't hold this song up. It needs more. It needs a band. That means the songwriting has changed from being introverted to being a bit extroverted. He is growing into the band. This album could not have been so powerful had he not made progress in that area. Nuff said... I need to finish these.
  8. Fleet Foxes 10. September, Berkeley, Greek Theater!
  9. I was raised up believing I was somehow unique Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, Unique in each way you can see And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be A functioning cog in some great machinery Serving something beyond me
  10. I've really been enjoying Fleet Foxes lately. This is a fan made video, and I think it does a good job of capturing the song. #fleetfoxes 
  11. If I had an orchard, I'd work til I'm sore
  12. wow, fits the song perfectly... and since the singer supports music sharing I hope he loves this...
  13. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
  14. *I'll get back to you someday soon you will see...*
  15. Sun is shining :)
  16. And you would wait tables and soon run the store.
  17. Great video, amazing song, beautiful album.
  18. What a great video! Really captures my feelings of... whatever namelessness they are.
  19. These guys rock!
  20. Buenos días muchachos!
  21. If i live in the mountains, i wanna be a fox of the Fleet Foxes.
  22. sighhh
  23. <3
  24. This footage was shot over a 5 month span in different parts of Arizona. Some of the footage includes some rare events including the snow in Scottsdale this year, snow clouds on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, and the lunar eclipse. It was directed by Freddie Paull, founder of Electric Legend Pictures.